Jack Black has responded to the tragic news that his former “School of Rock” teammate Kevin Clark died Wednesday after being fatally hit by a car.
“Devastating news,” Black wrote on Instagram Wednesday. “Kevin is gone. Far too soon. Beautiful soul. So many great memories. Heartbroken. Sending love to his family and the entire School of Rock community.”
The actor shared photos of himself with Clark – one from the time the film was made and a much more recent one.
Clark played drummer Freddy “Spazzy McGee” Jones in the 2003 musical.
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The 32-year-old was riding a bicycle in Chicago when he was hit in the early morning hours, the Chicago Police Department told Fox News in a statement.
He was taken to the Illinois Masonic Medical Center via paramedics and was declared dead at 2:04
The driver of the vehicle was a 20-year-old female. She was reportedly not arrested but received unspecified citations.
Clark’s mother, Allison, told the Chicago Sun-Times Wednesday: “He’s just raw talent. He’s got a heart of gold.”
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Clark had no previous acting experience, but “just a little bit shiny” when given the chance, Allison recalls. “He accepted right away, but he never really took action afterwards.”
Actress Miranda Cosgrove who played Summer Hathaway in “School of Rock” also paid tribute to Clark on social media.
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Stunned and saddened by this news today. The world has lost an incredible soul. I will always remember your wit and your kindness to me. I will never forget all the memories. You will always miss Kevin, ”she wrote.
Fox News’ Mariah Haas and Nate Day contributed to this report.
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